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Feb 13, 2013 9:30am PST
it to be built in an environment and larger buildings will be along goff street while other s will be located on grove street to the west. the building articulating smaller masses by wave like facades that offer the bay window. and the claims also appear to reduce the apparent scale of the project and pick up on the rhythms in the environment. the (inaudible) estimate a letter of support for the project. the housing action coalition submitted a letter to circulate and i kirk late that for reference. it was in the residential building located to the project site at 525 gof street. that it will reception of light and air through the openings. (inaudible) the project too tall and the density too high and also have suggested that the community gardener make it preperable to the project. also that the project does not contain enough parking. the market and activity plan encouraging walking and biking and public transit and (inaudible) proposed 0.5 to 1 parking ratio. and the dense mixed used projects to the parcels. >> the city laws do not guarantee the light and air through the property line open
SFGTV
Feb 14, 2013 4:30pm PST
past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prep
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 9:30am PST
of my environment. >> there might be blind spots and bicyclists. those are things that definitely construction companies and large vehicle operates should be aware of >> thank you very much. ricardo. >> also the board members, speaking of traffic. some of you may have received communication from residents, on first street concerned with the routing of trucks removing from the project sight up first street to access the bay bridge as of last thursday they were using an alternative route after nine p.m. and we feel that it may address the concerns. if you have any questions of turner construction, and the department of traffic and we are happy to answer any questions. >> good morning, directors, and happy valentines day, steve ruler with construction for the transbay. as the executive director mentioned we reached a tremendous milestone this last period with the completion of the butress work all 182 shafts and we also reached a milestone with the completion of the first concrete pour. for what we call a rat or a mud slab. there are, again, keeping track of the craft however, with 6
SFGTV
Feb 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
about the noise bleed issue as well as the need for quiet environment in which to enjoy movies. and other immediate neighbor is his venerable kabuki hot springs and spa which obviously needs a tranquil environment for its patrons. the sound problem has occurred since pa'ina has had live performances. s sundance has had to give numbers refunds. this is a real issue for sundance and other businesses. -- -- -- and -- -- i want to comment briefly on the report, the supposed sound report that the project sponsor submitted. i want to stress what it is and what it isn't. from the very beginning that the project sponsor promised that they would bring us and consultant to make recommendations about noise abatement and containment, we still don't have that. what we have is a report that you have not received. we welcomed the consultants. instead we have a report that you now have. is asking for permission to go 20 decibels or more above the nubmer that the inspector for the entertainment commission has established. that is not responsible; that is not working to try to abate the noise.
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Feb 10, 2013 9:00pm PST
to abait the crimes in and around muni is actually effect the environment and if we can effect the environment by making certain that it is clean and that it is not, it does not become a haven for the criminal activity and i think that we will significant have changes in that accordingly. some of the new operations and efforts that we put in place in the last number of months. we are hoping to see some returns on that investment. one of the operations is sober muni shelter, that operation is conducted with officers who are experts in the field of drug recognition. we also run that operation with the support of sf hot teams and essentially individuals who are under the influence or inebriated on the lines or the buses and those individuals are looked at by way of means to getting them into intervention programs and or in many instances there is a need to deal with the criminal aspect in order to get them into those intervention programs. operation safe lines is an effort to identify muni lines where we see hot spots, if you will, of individuals who are fugitives from justice whe
SFGTV
Feb 13, 2013 7:30am PST
institution put our children, medical reasons meaning next door to next to the toxic environments that i have ever experienced, hydrogen sulfide, some of the words that are used to breakdown the solids, i went to 3250 and i asked the residents there, the meat markets there said that's the worst thing that could be done. who would allow a youth medical facility to be in this environment? the residents there said they had opposed it. we had no knowledge of this happening and i went and spoke with district 10 representative and they told me it was done because -- that they didn't want to lose a million dollars, so you mean to tell me that you put a price on our children. i have a son that was in this -- went to this doctor and i will not say no names, i took my son away from her practice because i couldn't believe that this person would put a million dollars in one of the most befouled areas there is. i went and took pictures and i saw the residue of what was coming up out of the water and that the representative of the sewage plant admitted they had a broken seal that had not been f
SFGTV
Feb 14, 2013 12:00am PST
to be dealt with in any urban environment. the same engineering solution will be pursued in this location, using the location of the station and with a tunnel boring machine goes underground under -- and south of market neighborhood. that is my request. thank you. >> president fong: commissioner borden. >> commissioner borden: thank you for the explanation. sometime people say that other peoples property will be impacted but that is beyond the scope of our jurisdiction. with the addendum to the eir, what we are looking at as sud more than anything not looking at all the other issues i feel comfortable moving forward next week with the bigger issue, conditional use necessary and desirable the central subway project where these machines can go. that is an important initiative not just for this commission to consider but for the city at large. >> president fong: commissioner sugaya. >> commissioner sugaya: mr. chu, could you provide information on the nepa process, when do you expect it to be completed? >>: that process is underway and both the planning department, mta and city attorney a
SFGTV
Feb 14, 2013 10:30am PST
housing for them and the critical needed resource and the challenge is the environments they're in and in a sense these folks are retreated to the vehicles for reasons and lack of affordable housing and lack of option and two they don't mention the violence and drug trends, social environments in the trernd loin or the bay view district where board of
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 12:30am PST
the environmental impacts of the wsip. it includes a number of enhancements and restores and creates environments to benefit threatened and endangered species. the photo here is a photo of the adobe [speaker not understood]. this is in the peninsula watershed. this will help create environments for the san francisco gardner stake and western pond turtle. we have currently six active projects on both the peninsula and the sunol region, and three more will be undertaken later this year. now, of course, we need to speak about cal aver as. following your approval of revisions at the last meeting, we are now seeking approval from the board budget and finance committee tomorrow actually for transferring the $117 million from the reserve to the project. * at the same time we have begun negotiation sessions with the contractor and we are very close now to a final agreement on the schedule side of things. so, this is good news. we are really much focusing on the negotiation of direct cost impacts. and by the end of this week i anticipate that we will probably either have an agreement on those or we will h
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
to implement the goals increasing walking trips and, of course, providing high quality walking environments. 5 percent of san francisco streets bear 55 percent of all our severe pedestrian injuries. most of them are in distinct 6. now in campos's district it is very real. and, of course, one of our supervisors was hit as well. i want this plan implemented. the funding and gaps if there is one and i'd like to hear about the enforcement as well. i also want to submit an memorandum related to my hearingy. this is
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm PST
high quality walking environments. 5 percent of san francisco streets bear 55 percent of all our severe pedestrian injuries. most of them are in distinct 6. now in campos's district it is very real. and, of course, one of our supervisors was hit as well. i want this plan implemented. the funding and gaps if there is one and i'd like to hear about the enforcement as well. i also want to submit an memorandum related to my hearingy. this is a woman who was killed on her bible. she was killed by one of our cement trucks. diane was a regular bike valet parker at our giant game and this sunday the san francisco bike coalition will be doing a ride on her behalf. for those who have not heard about this there was a recent article whoa person who witnessed this incident said she was stopped at a traffic light and she was sitting on her bike at the light and the truck driver was there as well. her body was caught in her bike spoke and she bleed out. while they paint a line in the pedestrian crosswalk it does fade. but your wishes and thoughts go out to diane's family and we would like toy that we
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
environment so if you want to make nancy happen and issue a letter and encourage that and that will make her very happy, and it maybe a housing she might accept. that would make me very happy. >> thank you. thank you so much. >> okay. thank you. >> pleasure to see you again and thank you for the work you have done for the city -- >> bring your mic up. >> upon occasion i go out i see a lot of homeless elderly, and my heart breaks for them because i know so many things aren't really accessible for them and they have a multitude of issues including disabilities too, and i am just wondering about that and i am thinking about that in the sense of transportation. i am just wondering if they have one or two buses available for the homeless. i have seen mothers with children and i am wondering how do they get around? how are they able to get to appointments? >> on the senior issue we have continued the shelter access workgroups that we started which i discussed three on one approach for reservations and supervisor kim's involvement so right now we're looking at shelter related services and we'
SFGTV
Feb 16, 2013 12:30am PST
environment, large dining room and their bar is very separated from the dining room. in fact, i watched the giants win the world series at this location. and you could only see the tv in the bar area, very separate in the back of the area [speaker not understood]. they do a -- really nicely done, establish it southwestern style, different than the other kinds of restaurants on the street. the doors are always shut. they're really respectful. i don't see any sort of crazy activities, at least nice little fire pits outside that are connected the recessed entrance which is quite nice. i think it's been a positive attribute to the neighborhood. so, i would move to approve with conditions. >> second. >> commissioner moore. >> it's actually a positive experience to listen that something works. and i think extending the trial time the way this was done and coming back and not hear one single voice of opposition is kind of inspiring to me, so, i am very supportive of approving this extension, particularly this customer in the corridor anyway, so. >> on that motion, commissioners, to approve wit
SFGTV
Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
bit more favorable to the environment, if you are not going further distances to deliver pizza. also, it is nice to have something that is walkable in a neighborhood. a lot of times you come home and want to get a quick bite and you don't want to have to move your car again or take a bus to get something to eat. you just want to get some food and go home and there are quite a few residences in this area. a lot of parking lot apartment buildings and condos and they mentioned they are getting a higher percentage of walkout traffic in addition to just delivery. it's replacing an existing eating and drinking establishment. that the present owner testified that his price point was too high to be successful. and you know, it just wasn't going to work. so either have a vacant place or you will have this. and finally, local owner, local hire. those things work for me. it's a franchise. it's a little different from just a chain. it's a franchise. it's operated independently. so i'm in favor of this and presumably we would not approve the one on geary, in one was approved, but i think this
SFGTV
Feb 10, 2013 4:30pm PST
. the businesses depend on the diesel and quiet environment in order to be successful in a loud music will kill the cinema and spa. >> president fong: charles salter, sandy mori, robert -- >>: my name is michael burke, i represent the owners of the kabuki building. i could not quite figure out why we were here until ms. lamarina straightening out this morning. interestingly enough pa'ina loung can continue to operate under its live performance permit exactly as it has today provided that they comply with the conditions imposed on them but the entertainment commission. they have not done so. all you have to do is read the inspector report to realize how combative they were and they were quite willing to operate 20 decibels above the limitations imposed. the reason-- and they continue to operate because their operation under the llp permit is as an accessory use. they do not need a permit from you. they here today to ask you to grant a conditional use permit for other entertainment so they can take it back to the entertainment commission and ask them for a place of entertainment permit. we hear
SFGTV
Feb 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
and commercial corridor by helping our community create an environment that is supportive of small businesses and maintains a balanced mix of businesses. you can do this by not granting the request for conditional use authorization to domino's. the fillmore community commercial corridor from mcallister to geary, there is a total of 45 businesses on that strip. 25 of those businesses are eating and drinking establishments; which creates an overconcentration of eating and drinking establishments, about 55%. which is twice a little over twice the amount that is considered overconcentration. i also don't quite know where the 17.6% came from; that is being used. this business mix is particularly damaging to the fillmore, which has both high unemployment and economic disadvantaged communities. as you know money earned by independent businesses more likely to circulate within the local neighborhood. the fillmore was not always like this. it was one point it was thriving, but urban renewal changed everything. the business district reflects the culture and diversity of our community and by granting do
SFGTV
Feb 13, 2013 9:00am PST
it possible for them to store their cars in an urban environment it is a lot better than having them drive 60 or 100 miles a day. in terms of the actual project, i think that it is very well planned, from a number of different ways, allowing incident, i think that it come out to 205 projected units instead of 107 so that is a big improvement and so the land dedication is well worked out. the design allowing the light into the court yards is extremely well done. >> i do have a couple of concerns on the design, if you could put that on the screen, the comments and responses show of what was going to be harder to see, what i thought was going to be 801 was going to look like and it looks to be much more contextual with the neighborhood even though it has no specific context and more of a tripartide form. a lot of articulation between the different buildings and the heights of the buildings and you know, so i'm not saying that his design is not a good one, a lot more that speak to the show place square, what is the most predominant thing. in regards to mr. baker's design, at 801 brannan, i am a
SFGTV
Feb 13, 2013 10:00am PST
of the individual, especially some of the concerns of transportation. we live in an urban environment which by nature is in constant change, urban living rightfully focuses on the needs of the many and sometimes that is the odds with the needs of the few. 400 grove will be an exciting addition to our community in haze valley. and with the bmr units it will provide home ownership opportunities to middle income housing. >> thank you. >> hello, good afternoon, high name is chris dew ize and i am a resident of the haze valley area, i come here on behalf of myself, and i have a background in urban planning, and i got a masters in urban planning on infill, projects and whatnot. so i have some idea about what is going on here to enveloped some weight to my approval of the project itself. currently i am an attorney, but i do kind of keep my eye on local projects and this is one of them. basically, i approve of the fact that they should get both of their variances and the cup simply put, the number one, and you have heard it before through everybody else. san francisco needs market rate housing and
SFGTV
Feb 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
first projects. they're really related towards enhancing the customer environment and making kind of our high quality frequent network more visible to the customer so we're seeing these as complementary trying to get off to the same objectives as tep but they're not those projects constructed, and yeah the minute time savings we have a number of other projects within it being cleared right now environmentally for time travel reduction. >> commissioner, could i jump in. shawn, can you qualify how the one minute savings -- i know there is a dollar savings and how much is that worth? >> yeah, we haven't quantified the operational cost savings yet. there are a lot of factors going into our operational costs model, so we're still working on quantified exact number for that, but it will be substantial. >> i just think this is a lot of money for a one minute time saving and i i'm just not clear as to what type of difference this would make especially because it doesn't include additional trains or improvements to the trains. >> the capital stuff is within the tep and that's why these projects
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 1:30pm PST
in to the environment in those places to be sick and 20 years shorten their life span. now i think one place we can put our mind to is the capability of these matters of the public health department and draw attention to that -- to the mayor, and i would like to see everybody make their choices so that people with disabilities can come visit them in their apartments and not just for themselves, but so the accommodations have access for people with disabilities to come visit them and those people enjoy the associations. we have work to do. we have to be real smart about it, but we can do it, and i certainly value ken stein's help myself, personal help in what he did to protect me. goodbye. >> thank you very much. staff, is there any comment on the bridge line? there is no comment on the bridge line. thank you. okay. we're going to go to agenda item number six and the council has seen the importance of stable housing for people -- am i right? >> [inaudible] >> okay. i'm sorry. for people with disabilities. housing living independently within the community and spending your life in an institutio
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
environment review, consideration of the project along with this project. there is no reason a new environmental review needs to be conducted at this time so on those bases i ask you to deny the request for rehearing. thank you. >> thank you. mr. sanchez. >> thank you. scott sanchez planning department plan. i really don't have much to add except i have been in front of this board for seven years and i find it the best prepared in the city and county of san francisco and prepared for the hearings and ask insightful hearings. during that time the board has consistently applied the policy where there are four members that they will hear the item and if the missing member's vote would have made a change in the decision they would continue themselves so i don't see anything raised tonight was new information that wasn't presented at the previous hearing and i respectively request that the board deny the request. >> thank you. is there any public comment on this item? please step forward. >> my name is dr. terrance faulconer. i am a [inaudible] committee man for the last 39 years
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 4:30pm PST
's have been done with the project. together these projects are devastating to the environment and the school across the street. the planning comgz authorized increased air pollutants and toxins and add this project to that what are the school going to have? toxic air quality. are you going to have your children continue to attend the school? i ask you to stop this project now. thank you. >> thank you. >> any other public comment? seeing none commissioners the matter is submitted. >> well, i'm happy to begin, and i was present at the last hearing, and i just wanted to state that at the time of the last hearing mr. kopp made almost the same arguments, i will call them, as he did today, arguing that he wanted all five commissioners here. that he felt that we were not prepared -- actually accused of us not reading briefs, and i just want to state we do take an oath when we agree to volunteer for this commission, and part of that oath includes the promise and the oath to be well prepared for all hearings and be ready to vote on all matters before us, so i personally take great
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
of the very kind of bernal character which is a fine grained small buildings and narrow streets environment. it is very unique in that it is, i think in my view any way, kind of one of a kind. the buildings are very small and the character is fine grained. >> got it. >> very fine grained? >> is that what you said? >> fine grained. yes. >> it was a slightly different reason. >> i might use that on my next marketing statement. >> fine grained. >> the reason is because berno had one of the few supplies of a lot of lots and really small buildings left it became a place where people wanted to develop and they started to develop, three stories over garage flats, huge buildings. >> and then there was a lot of stuff in the beginning and appeals here every week. and planning also, and eventually, there came with this, and which is unique because i had never heard of it before until it showed up at bernal. you know? >> i have a question. on the 1720 to 1750 square-foot calculation, that is interior space? >> yes. it is sort of a generalization, and the formula is a little bit difficult to articulate.
SFGTV
Feb 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
environment for rate certainty and it would both offer residential customers and the city considerably less risk around the of service. >> that is once you have built out. >>> yes, we have a farrell rapid build out schedule for that very reason we would start the program obviously with 100% bought power and then, quickly, roll out local resources to hedge that and so you would have within a couple of years a significant hedge on your wholesale price of power and by your four-year, five, year six, you are over 50% mitt gated and whatever happens in the market whether it goes up or down it is hit the c c a customer less than it would hit the p g and e kir or the direct access customer who have a more direct exposurethat commodity price. >> and then the residents you bring along after the commercial customers are enrolled. >> well in general because year face one is currently focused on the residential class we are recommending that the residential customers be added quickly in phase two along with the commercial customers to balance the load between day time and night time load is hig
SFGTV
Feb 17, 2013 5:30am PST
and you can reach out to people and i like that type of environment so i want to create that with my space. and we joined the neighborhood association and the merchant's association and we have been going to all of the meetings and just hearing the different things and they want more non-alcoholic drinks and so that everybody can come in and have a good time and we want to be here for a long time and be able to support the community and the city that we live in. >> okay. thank you very much. >> we can now hear from the police department. >> representing san francisco, police. lay has filed an application with the california department of beverage control seeking a license for 313 ivy street and for the purpose of this hearing, the california department of alcohol befrage control seeks a determination to the board of supervisors as to the approval or denial. >> from the time period, july 2011 to july, 2 on 12, there is no calls for service at this location or police reports. this is located in plot 558. and applicant premises is not located in a high crime area. >> it is located in the cens
SFGTV
Feb 18, 2013 2:00pm PST
came all the way from israel to meet the people and hang out and she was amazing. >> the environment, the people, everything. it is like everyone has so much energy. >> hey, you are beautiful. and i love you. >> why? because... it is definitely a lot more fun than being inside. >> so far we have had zero problems. it is a long-step process, a lot of thinking and people involved. so we think that we got rid of all of the problems that could happen. they are doing it, and we are doing it and everybody is doing the best that they can. >> it is a wonderful out reach >> come. >> it is beautiful. ♪ >> you're watching quick bites, the show that is san francisco. and today you're in for a real treat. oh, my! food inspired by the mediterranean and middle east with a twist so unique you can only find it in one place in san francisco. we're at the 55th annual armenian festival and bizarre. this is extra special not only because i happen to be armenian, but there is so much delicious food here. and i can't wait to share it with all of you. let's go. armenia, culture and cusine has had much cu
SFGTV
Feb 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
is an architectural firm that helps people realize opportunities in the historic-built environment. i'm an expert in navigating the needs and the issues our clients face with their historic properties. i'm well versed in assessing and applying the secretary of interior standards for the treatment of historic properties. and i believe these historic properties are places of meaning and memories and are important to our community and should be preserved. for over 25 years i have been making culturally significant buildings and sites relevant for future generations. i focus on restoration, rehabilitation and adapted reuse. as well as built on new design, design of new buildings within the sensitive historic context. i understand fully how to embrace change. identifying and celebrating what makes these places special while at the same time accommodating new and contemporary uses. some of my projects include the restoration of the angel island immigration station, the goldman school of public policy at u.c. berkeley, both the restoration of the existing historic building and the design and constructio
SFGTV
Feb 10, 2013 7:30pm PST
, and sustainable environment. that experience includes being the director of the san francisco bicycle coalition and being the transportation policy director for spur, san francisco planning and urban research. and a project director for the san francisco transit riders union. in those jobs, especially in the latter two, i learned what it takes to provide excellent public transit as efficiently as possible and at least -- a the least possible cost to the taxpayers. and i'm proud to say that golden gate transit has done a really good job. these are hard times, as you know, for public transit agencies. we had to cut quite a bit of service, but we were smart about it and we also managed to add some service. and rider ship is increased on golden gate transit. * if reappointed, i hope to continue to work to improve golden gate transit and also to work to improve bicycle and pedestrian access and safety on the bridge. and i respectfully request your reappointment. >> thank you. supervisor cohen. >> thank you. i guess to the other speakers that are going to be coming up, you can probably work this into
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